Descendants of First Fleeters Edward Pugh & Hannah Smith

Issue No 2/12
January Meeting; A good meeting was held in the Botany Bay National Park at Kurnell on Sunday
29th January followed by a picnic lunch and lots of talking between very distant cousins and new
The weather was kind to us after it had rain every
day for a week leading up to the Sunday, it was
very pleasant sitting under the trees with a light
breeze blowing as the sun was quite warm.
Some members went for a walk to explore the
historic places in the park.
At Right; Some of the members at Kurnell the
rest were taking photos
“Edward & Hannah Corner” Elizabeth Parker/Pugh Edwards partner who arrived on the
“Charlotte” after leaving Plymouth on the “Friendship” died 19th February 1788 and was buried at
Sydney Cove. The cemetery was in the area now called Dawes Point and it is where the South
Pylon’s for the Harbour Bridge are and was used up until 1892. Also on the 8th March Edward &
Hannah’s first child David was born.
“Newest Descendant”
The newest twig on the family tree was born this week... My
brother Heath and his partner Sonya welcomed baby Kaedence
Mae Allanah Atkinson to the world on Tuesday 28th Feb.
Kaedence, big brother Cody and my girls Imogen and Alana, are
the 10th generation down from Edward and Hannah. I have
attached a photo of me holding Kaedence, with Alana on the left
of photo and Imogen on the right. The girls are very excited
about having a new cousin. ( By Carmen)
Test the brain, Answer for issue 1/12 is 1000.
Quote; A fine is a tax for doing wrong. A tax is a fine for doing well.
Next Meeting; Will be at East Gosford on Saturday 17th March in Pioneer Park, don’t forget to
bring your picnic lunch for an enjoyable day with cousins and friends.
Thank you Carmen for your story about the new descendant.
Regards Karen & Ray (February 2012)